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Charvel Pro Mod Limited Wild Card Electric Guitar
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Part of Charvel's Production-Mod Series, the Wild Card Electric Guitart is jam-packed with high-performance specs and mods. The 25-1/2"-scale alder b...Read More
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Part of Charvel's Production-Mod Series, the Wild Card Electric Guitart is jam-packed with high-performance specs and mods. The 25-1/2"-scale alder body is crafted into the ultra-comfortable San Dimas shape and is mated to a one-piece quartersawn maple neck. The compound radius (12"-16") fretboard is fleet and sweet for chording on the low end and extreme bending in the upper range of its 22 jumbo frets. The Wild Card is powered by a Seymour Duncan JB TB4 bridge humbucker and Seymour Duncan STK4N Classic Stack single-coil pickups in the middle and neck. Just as Eddie established in the '80s, all you need is a volume knob to control this beast. Grover Mini Rotomatics tuners and Floyd Rose FRTO2000 double-locking tremolo maintain rock-solid tuning even after the most vigorous whammy-workout. The molded, rectangular SKB hardshell case with TSA-approved latches is ready to handle the rigors of the road (or the air).
Seymour Duncan JB TB4 bridge humbucker
The archetype hot-rodded humbucker for over 30 years. Great for everything from heavy blues to heavy metal. The world's most popular humbucker. Provides slammin' output while retaining singing highs, aggressive harmonics, and just the right blend of sustain and distortion. Goes from sweet warm tones to raw rock 'n' roll.
Seymour Duncan STK4 Single-coil pickups
The patent-applied-for design removes hum and preserves traditional single-coil tone. Recommended for country, pop, surf, rockabilly, blues, ska, and classic rock. The stack single-coil's
revolutionary design injects tunable "negative hum" into the pickup circuit. Each unit is individually factory pre-tuned to offer the optimal traditional single-coil sound with no hum.
- Pro Mod series
- Alder body
- Quilted maple top with aqua decal
- San Dimas body shape
- 1-piece quartersawn maple neck
- 12"-16" compound radius
- 22 jumbo frets
- 25-1/2" scale
- 1-11/16" nut width
- Black hardware
- Grover Mini Rotomatic tuners
- Floyd Rose FRT-O2000 recessed double-locking tremolo
- Seymour Duncan JB TB4 bridge humbucker
- Seymour Duncan STK4M Classic Stack single-coil middle pickup
- Seymour Duncan STK4N Classic Stack single-coil neck pickup
- 5-position pickup selector blade switch
- Master volume control
Reviewed by 7 customers
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I saved up my money for a couple months for this amazing guitar, and I have not regreted it since. Charvel is the source for players guitars!
The features are many: H/S/S pickups, Built in Strap-locks, Original Floyd Rose, Super-fast Neck, Professional Case by SKB! The grover tuners are amazing!
This guitar looks like it is built to last!
For the money this is an excellent deal. You get PURE JAPANESE Perfection for peanuts.
Plays great, feels great, basically a hotrodded Strat. I've added a tremsetter since I need my unison bends and dual string bends to be it tune lol! Made in Japan, says it on the headstock!
Earlier reviewer stated this to be a USA production model. It is not and is in fact Made in Japan. This batch of guitars are from Charvel's pro mod series MIJ. I own two USA production models and I will assume these are just as nice and a bit cheaper price wise. For a grand you will not find a nicer axe for this style of music. The floyds are fine and stay in tune nicely also.
I purchased this guitar from Musician's Friend and have owned it for about a month and a half now. Out of the box, the finish was beautiful. Dead Calm Aqua is exactly what you expect and see in the pic online. The neck was straight and action was very good... maybe even a bit lower than Fender spec., but I didn't take the time to actually measure. It is a well-built guitar that rivals any of the U.S. made line of Charvel's. The fretwork and is beautiful and the edge of the fingerboard is scalloped - probably the best fretwork that I have seen on any guitar before, except for a Les Paul Custom. That said, it does also look like the rosewood fretboard has been finished - either a lacquer or urethane. I have never seen this before on a guitar, and am still undecided as to whether or not I like it. It certainly does not affect the playability, and looks as if I will never need to oil the fretboard. I'm sure that it will clean very easily as well. The Duncan pickups provide plenty of tone in 5 different combinations. With the right amp and pickup settings, you can play any style from blues to rock to metal. Nice guitar for a gigging musician. You get strat tone along with a hard rock 80's metal all in one guitar. So, there's no need for a second guitar at the gig. I've rarely had use for tone knobs in the past, and there really isn't need for one on this guitar. As far as complaints, I have a few:1. The volume knob is a bit too far forward for my liking - a bit too close to the strings, and I tend to bump it frequently. 2. The bridge humbucker seems to be a bit too close (forward) to the middle pickup. (I would prefer it back more, almost against the bridge, like on most other guitars with this coinfiguration.) This seems to force me to pick between the middle and neck pickup VS. between the bridge and middle pickup (my personal preference). 3. The neck is a bit flat and wide for my taste. I prefer the neck of a Fender American Standard or the Music Man Axis, which are thiner and rounder... just my personal preference. All in all I would recommend the Charvel Wild Card guitar, particurlarly if, like me, you have always wanted to own an 80's style metal guitar that still has a lot of class. BTW - Just to be clear - this guitar is made in Japan, not U.S.A. Musician's Friend does clearly state this, but one other reviewer states otherwise.
I have owned my Charvel San Dimas since the first batch, over a year. This Guitar is not, as stated above, a MIJ but rather a US built production model designed to replicate the famous original models of the late seventies and early eighties. Alder body, quarter sawn maple neck, 22 jumbo frets and a pair of Seymour Duncan buckers.The fit and finish are beautiful, it plays like a dream and sounds as good as you can expect a guitar with these stats to sound. the only reason it gets a 4.5 is the bridge, a floyd special instead of a floyd original, the block is too light and the sustain as ships isnt quite up to par with my American Jacksons. Overall a great guitar that lives up to the original.
Since starting guitar, I've always owned very cheap axes. When I knew the guitar that I wanted, this fit this bill. I needed something very versatile and with a FR. It's a very comfortable guitar, and the neck is perfect for my style of playing. I researched for about 3 months before making me decision, and the followup was a Carvin at about $400 more.It's a MIJ guitar, and it's basically a souped up Strat. I love it so far, but will eventually set it up for 10s instead of the 9s it came with. This guitar is a lot of fun to play, and it's both subtle and flashy at the same time.
I have had this guitar for almost two months and man it is the best guitar I have played by a long shot. Action has been solid and great ever since i got it. I didn't want to try it at first because i had never seen a guitar that had no tone knobs, but man the sound the pick ups make opened up is unbelieveable. I also love it because it is highly versitale. One minute i can be through down Metallica then with a flip of a switch I get the neck and middle pickup and I am playing country. I guess the best way i can discribe this guitar is comfortable. It reminds me of my favorite shirt, or pants, in other words it just feels good.